Joseph Rosenthal

Joseph Rosenthal, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 366-9211

About Me

I specialize in an area of medicine called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This means I help patients recover function that they have lost due to a variety of injuries and diseases including stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Doing what I can to help patients return to their family and lives after these potentially life-altering brain injuries is extremely rewarding.

The thing I enjoy most about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is collaborating every day with fantastic physicians, nurses and therapists to help our patients recover and gain function as quickly and safely as possible. This team approach to patient care is not only great for patients, but also makes coming to work enjoyable.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Chief Resident, Ohio State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009-2010)
  • Research interest in falls prevention
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Brain Injuries
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Hypoxia, Brain
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Colorado School of Medicine


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

More About My Work


167 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Rosenthal is an excellent provider. Very thorough and caring. He even looked ahead in my chart and noticed that central scheduling had scheduled a future appointment incorrectly and brought it to my attention. This saved me from making a trip to the incorrect doctor, wasting time and resources. Dr. Rosenthal is paying attention to detail and helping patients navigate the OSU Health system w/better ease.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

He is the best doctor I've ever had. Very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

Dr. Rosenthal is a GREAT health care provider - out of all of the doctors I have seen for my TBI, he is the best one I have seen. He is the best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019

Discussed a recent med addition and determined if it was helping, and if the dosage needed to be increased.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Very good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Did not provide acceptable solution to presenting problem. Left me in the hallway - I did not know how to exit to lobby. Was insincere, ungenuine. Did not show care for my presenting problem.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

They're great!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

I have had very good experiences with all providers through this entire ordeal.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Seems ok.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr. Rosenthal goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable during our visits. ALWAYS professional.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Rosenthal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.